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June 30, 2010
New podcast and forums at World Science: The Benefits and Burdens of Genetic Testing: Listen to a story by reporter Marina Giovannelli, followed by our interview with Mayana Zatz. Download MP3 Our guest in the Science Forum is geneticist and genetic counselor Mayana Zatz. She directs the Human…
June 29, 2010
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start. - Edgar Watson Howe
June 29, 2010
There are fascinating threads of comments developing on these two posts: Science journalism pet peeve and Do arrogant, condescending, and dismissive attitudes contribute to the journalism crisis? If you have bookmarked the quick guide to the maxims of new media you will easily find the origin of…
June 29, 2010
Hat-tip: everybody seems to link/embed this today....
June 29, 2010
Lots of new articles in four of seven PLoS journals. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and…
June 29, 2010
Continuing with the tradition from last two years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2010 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January. See all the interviews in this series here. You can check out previous years'…
June 29, 2010
Do Komodo dragons kill their prey by making them sick with the bacteria from their dirty mouths? Or do they kill with strength, speed and venom while bacteria are just incidental? Or is it bacteria who hitch a ride on the lizards on their journeys from one juicy carcass to the next?
June 29, 2010
Last week I went to Philadelphia to a very interesting meeting - a Social Media Summit on Immunization. Sponsored by Immunization Action Coalition, this was a second annual meeting for health-care non-profits, organized (amazingly well, with great attention to detail) by Lisa Randall (and, I am…
June 28, 2010
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. - Edward de Bono
June 28, 2010
Yesterday, Chris Mooney published an article in Washington Post, If scientists want to educate the public, they should start by listening. It has already received many comments on the site, as well as on Chris' blog posts here and here and here. It will be followed by a longer paper tomorrow, at…
June 28, 2010
You know I love it, love it, love it, when scientists blog about their own published papers, explaining to the lay audience what they did, how they did it, why they did it, and what it all means. And when this happens in my own field, I take notice! Who am I to explain this new piece of research…
June 28, 2010
There are 26 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…
June 28, 2010
Continuing with the tradition from last two years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2010 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January. See all the interviews in this series here. You can check out previous years'…
June 28, 2010
The list is growing fast - check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own - an essay, a poem, a cartoon or original art. The Submission form is here so you can get started. Under the fold are entries so far, as well as buttons and the bookmarklet. The instructions…
June 27, 2010
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Winston Churchill
June 26, 2010
"Managing senior programmers is like herding cats." - Dave Platt
June 26, 2010
You may have heard some hypotheses. But you may be wrong. Go here to read the most current explanation.
June 25, 2010
Without the Utopias of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced the lines of the first city.... Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better future. - Anatole…
June 25, 2010
There are 28 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…
June 25, 2010
....by my SciBling, Jason Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal blog. But this time, it is very little about blogging or Open Access publishing or science journalism, except at the very end. This interview is more about my experience in the academia - how I got into grad school, how I survived it, how…
June 24, 2010
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. - Andre Berthiaume
June 24, 2010
There are new articles in four PLoS journals today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg…
June 24, 2010
The 33rd Edition of Scientia Pro Publica is up on Southern Fried Science Four Stone Hearth #95 is up on Afarensis I and the Bird #128 is up on BESGroup website The latest edition of Change of Shift is up on Digital Doorway Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 39 are up on A Medical Writer's Musings
June 23, 2010
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. - Albert Einstein
June 23, 2010
There are 31 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…
June 22, 2010
One does not discover new continents without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide
June 22, 2010
Tuesday - when four out of seven PLoS journals publish new articles. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon,…
June 22, 2010
Now this is big: ScienceBlogs Welcomes the World's Top Scientific Institutions to Our Network: We here at ScienceBlogs are pleased to announce that beginning today, we will be helping to spark the next generation of research communications by introducing new blogs to our network from the world's…
June 21, 2010
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. - Denis Waitley
June 21, 2010
There are 29 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…